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  • Dr Vidya Varathan Dental Care

Proper Denture Care

If you use dentures, then you want to ensure they’re being cared for properly. Here are some tips to help you: 

  1. Start by rinsing your dentures after every meal. This helps keep any food debris or loose particles from settling in the dentures. Of course, take utmost care when you’re cleaning them and keep a bowl of water or a towel on the sink so you don’t risk breaking the dentures if they drop.

  2. Always clean your mouth thoroughly each time you remove the denture and before putting it back. You can use a brush or gauze. Clean your tongue, teeth, gums, and the roof of your mouth. This is especially important if you’ve used denture adhesive. It must be rinsed out thoroughly. 

  3. Brush your dentures every day after soaking. Avoid whitening products or any kind of bleach. Clean the grooves thoroughly to remove adhesive, if any.

  4. Soaking dentures overnight is imperative. You can use water or even a diluted denture-soaking solution. Consult with your dentist the best method for your dentures.

  5. Get your teeth and dentures regularly checked.

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